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1. Topical analgesics for acute and chronic pain in adults - an overview of Cochrane Reviews. (PubMed)

Topical analgesics for acute and chronic pain in adults - an overview of Cochrane Reviews. Topical analgesic drugs are used for a variety of painful conditions. Some are acute, typically strains or sprains, tendinopathy, or muscle aches. Others are chronic, typically osteoarthritis of hand or knee, or neuropathic pain.To provide an overview of the analgesic efficacy and associated adverse events of topical analgesics (primarily nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), salicylate (...) rubefacients, capsaicin, and lidocaine) applied to intact skin for the treatment of acute and chronic pain in adults.We identified systematic reviews in acute and chronic pain published to February 2017 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (the Cochrane Library). The primary outcome was at least 50% pain relief (participant-reported) at an appropriate duration. We extracted the number needed to treat for one additional beneficial outcome (NNT) for efficacy outcomes for each topical analgesic

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